Decco to cap dump in New Year, officials claim

| 18/10/2019 | 163 Comments
Cayman News Service
George Town dump

(CNS): The government has issued a rare official statement relating to the negotiations between it and the Dart-led consortium that was selected to tackle the dump and the Cayman Islands’ wider garbage management issues. The short statement said that Decco (Dart’s general contractor) will begin capping and covering the “main mound” at the George Town Landfill early next year. But there was no news about an official contract being signed.

It is now two years since the Decco-led consortium was selected by government as the preferred bidder to deal with the proposed Integrated Solid Waste Management System (ISWMS), and government has been in talks with the group ever since.

In the meantime, the Department of Environmental Health, which runs the dump, has lurched from one challenge to the next. Garbage collection is constantly impacted by equipment and staffing problems, the dump continues to self-combust, recycling efforts still only capture a small percentage of the waste that could be recycled, and the education awareness campaign to ‘reduce and reuse’ has not begun.

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Although the public has made it clear time and time again that this project should be a major priority for government and way more important than its plans for a cruise berthing facility, the ministry is making exceptionally slow progress, but claims this is justified.

“Although negotiations have taken longer than initially anticipated, the extended consultation period is not unusual for contracts of this scale and complexity,” the ministry stated. “The Cayman Islands Government and Decco Consortium are equally committed to ensuring that ISWMS solution is implemented in a timely manner while representing a long-term, environmentally sustainable and value for money solution for the country,” officials claimed.

In the statement, the ministry also revealed that the Terms of Reference for the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) were not submitted to the Environmental Assessment Board (EAB) until this month, along with the Remediation Options Report for the George Town Landfill.

Officials said the EIA will focus on the design and impact of the proposed ISWMS facilities, which includes the Waste to Energy (WtE) facility (a major component of the waste management plan), a green waste composting facility, which was supposed to have started years ago, a construction and demolition waste facility, a bottom ash processing facility, an end-of-life vehicle and scrap metal processing, a household waste recycling centre and a residual waste landfill.

“We anticipate the EAB will complete its review of the draft Terms of Reference in the coming weeks and look forward to providing more details at that time,” officials said. “To facilitate capping and covering the main mound, tipping operations will be moved to lower areas of the existing landfill where there is sufficient capacity to contain the country’s waste until the planned ISWMS facilities are fully operational,” the ministry stated.

It is still not clear when the country will have a fully functioning modern waste management system, as target dates over the last 15 years have come and gone.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    “Although negotiations have taken longer than initially anticipated, the extended consultation period is not unusual for contracts of this scale and complexity,”. This is what I don’t understand, an island of this size (small) by comparison to the rest of the world, finds it so difficult to get things done efficiently. There should be no excuse for an island of this size to have as many problems as it does. Send in the Singapore government over to help teach the politicians here a thing or two about cleanliness, efficiency and safety.

    • Anonymous says:

      And honesty – which may explain a lot of the delay.

      • Anonymous says:

        CORRUPTION! MON! WE need to build a incinerator!Not cap it ! Burn it and generate energy MAN It is a disgusting mountain of garbage !

  2. Narcisso Clarke says:

    While you at it put a CAP on the amount of land Dart is buying up geeeez mum how much is this man going to own????

  3. Anonymous says:

    Fix the damn traffic!

  4. Anonymous says:

    All you have to do is drive the I75 from Miami Airport to Sawgrass and you will see what capped landfills look like with proper venting and drainage, nothing new to see here folks.

    • Anonymous says:

      The key word here is ‘proper’. When was the last time you saw anything done properly here?

      The other point is those landfills were properly managed before they were capped and Florida, for fairly obvious reasons, has some of the toughest recycling and waste disposal laws in the USA. You’re not comparing like for like here.

      • Anonymous says:

        Have seen plenty of proper F#%kups here over the last 30 years. CIG seems to be an expert at it.

    • Anonymous says:

      I bet those properly lined landfills are not in the middle of residential and hotels area

      • Anonymous says:

        Give it 10 more years and there won’t be a suitable dump site that isn’t near a residential area so we’re just going to have to learn to segregate waste and deal with the nasties in a large enclosed space. That’s how it’s done in most of the developed world. On the bright side the sea level rise might just float trashmore away in 50 years.

      • Anonymous says:

        The dump was there before the residential areas.

  5. Anonymous says:

    Make Lakeside great again!

  6. Anonymous says:

    If negativety solved problems, the commenters here would be award winning problem solvers.

    • Anonymous says:

      1:03, A lot of us are very cynical because there have been announcements about fixing the dump 5 or 6 times in the past 15 years. Being a realist it is difficult not to be negative on this issue.

  7. Anonymous says:

    The only thing that makes any sense is waste to energy followed by a proper recycling program and the prohibition of unrecyclable goods.
    The answer is not a psychotic kneejerk reaction like this Extinction Rebellion bullshit, but the proper application of science through the appropriate enforcement of the law.

    • BeaumontZodecloun says:

      Yes. We can fear WTE, or we can utilise it……. with care and with appropriate monitoring to ensure safe application. Air quality monitoring before, during, and after. I guarantee it will be far more favourable than when the damn thing is burning.

      • Spare me the crusher says:

        Not shooting you down, but how long do you think it will be before CIG runs it’s proposed new WTE toy into the ground?

        • Anonymous says:

          It will be rusting in a heap within a year. Everything DoEH touches turns to rust.

        • BeaumontZodecloun says:

          Sadly, I can see your point. However, I remain hopeful. Sheer statistical odds would suggest that it’s about time that we FINally got something right.

  8. Anonymous says:

    Now that it’s in the national media i’m sure it will get traction and tourists will think twice about swimming in toxic water. At least jamaica has some regulations and monitoring in place…we don’t have any in cayman, and there’s no accountability (go ahead try to reach anyone from department of health I dare you).

    • Anonymous says:

      And even if there were regulations it would not be enforced. Besides, I would not trust test results done locally

  9. Time for a dump family Minister? says:

    The dump would be handled just as expeditiously as the port if someone in Cabinet had a family business that stood to make a huge profit, saud profit of course would then fund the party in government with that money
    Keeping the self dealing, pay to play corrupt politicians in power

    But what do I know

    • Anonymous says:

      You know nothing but like to spread lies and hateful comments about our great leaders – shame on you!

      • Just gimme 2 terms and pension for life. says:

        Our so called great leaders also love spreading lies, and some are very good at spewing hate speech. What tainted koolaid have you been drinking 10:12?

        I suggest you return to the hole you just crawled out.

    • Anonymous says:

      Wonder who has an interest in guard rail all of a sudden?

  10. Anonymous says:

    As 2:22 had said, Dump mining might be your ONLY option to do it right. Everything else would be a coverup.

    • Anonymous says:

      I hope whoever does the mining has unlimited liability insurance.

    • Anonymous says:

      Stupid idea. The garbage in the dump now cannot be mined for Waste-to-Energy because most of it has rotted so that there is no calorific value left. So hen where would you put all of this old garbage that can’t be mined? Capping is the most cost-effective and practical from an environmental and public health perspective.

  11. Anonymous says:

    Oh hell no! #saveourdump #wakeywakey. Referendi!

  12. Bertie : B says:

    As mentioned above by another poster, they are building a Bomb , vents aren’t going to work where the sun is constantly heating that waste , this is going to be nothing but one huge pressure cooker . |Also the heat will boil the poisons and push them directly into the ground water , What height are the vents going to be ? Cancers will all over the island inhabitants . I would get multiple opinions on this before any capping is allowed .

  13. Anonymous says:

    This is a distraction from the ongoing port debacle, the government do not want to fix the dump before the next election because they deem it to be too “controversial” yet a pier isn’t?

    The government’s only focus is on a re-election but they don’t realize that by the day they are only shooting themselves in the foot. 2021 soon come or if the people say “NO” on Dec 19 maybe early election will finally arrive.

    • Anonymous says:

      The port will proceed. Their election loss will be firmly as a result of their inaction on the dump.

  14. Anonymous says:

    If Dart is allowed to cap the dump before building the waste to energy facility, the facility will NEVER be built and Dart will have gotten what they always wanted.

    Check out the principals involved with the consortium. All purple, along with those two current Ministers who are still purple.

    You know purple is a mix of blue and red right?

    • Anonymous says:

      How can CIG change the terms of procurement after the winner has been selected? The original RFP called for an integrated waste management solution – not a solution to cap the dump.

  15. Anonymous says:

    Boy, we are getting so many Christmas gifts from this government, a port, an employment fair, an extended runway and now they are going to fix the dump…..does anybody want to by some of that oceanfront property I have in Arizona? Promises are comfort to a fool..

    Christmas is a time of sharing, let’s give them a Christmas Miracle and Vote “No” on the Port!

    • Anonymous says:

      Vote No!!! #staywoke don’t let these promises fool you.

    • Anonymous says:

      Can hardly wait in West Bay for my turkey and new fridge in December.

      • BeaumontZodecloun says:

        Not that it matters, but your comment resonates to me as mostly that of a troll that just likes to stir things up and get people incensed.

        Why not try to talk things out and collectively discover a solution? I say this in all seriousness. Do you love your country? Is it yours, or are you just here for a while?

        • Anonymous says:

          C’mon Beau how long you been here. Probably not much more than me, you know how it go. Please don’t be so quick to put the man down. I love this country too but you know as well as I this malarkey still goes on. Get used to it, it’s still better than whence you came.

          • BeaumontZodecloun says:

            It was just unnecessary shit-stirring; this is serious, serious stuff, and we need to get it right, not stir up a mob. I am from these islands and will die here, not that it matters.

            We aren’t NOTHIN’ if we can’t get our waste management right.

            I guess I should just lighten up, but this ecological integrity of our island is just to precious to me to joke about.

            Sorry, I’ll try to have more levity in the future. Thanks for your kind words.

            • Anonymous says:

              Big Beau, Just keep your head in the sand and go on thinking this sort of nonsense does not go on here. People need to get stirred up. Problem is that Caymanians are far too passive for their own good. Like you, there are too many keyboard warriors on Grand Cayman.

        • Anonymous says:

          Big Beau, You obviously have been asleep. Do you have any idea how many years we have been talking things out on the DUMP issue?
          The time for liming about the DUMP is over. Action now.

          You obviously are asleep or don’t live here. Wake up. Get in gear Big Beau.

          • BeaumontZodecloun says:

            Yes, I do. Most of my adult life Trashmore has been growing, and we have been given solutions, awarded bids, and the damn thing has grown. Asleep? You want to suck up to Decco to make a cosmetic change?

            I don’t have to live near the place to know how damaging it is. You may be able to assuage your guilt by endorsing out-of-sight-out-of-mind, but I want the damn thing truly and absolutely mitigated.

            You should also know that constructing an elegant straw man/insult is really not very persuasive. I don’t have skin in this game other than conservation and protection of our natural resources. What is your M.O.?

    • Anonymous says:

      must be an election coming?

  16. Anonymous says:

    …why are they not discussing the more important issues in regards to public health…? Like not having proper air scrubbers on incinerators, etc….

    • Anonymous says:

      E X A C T L Y!!!!

    • Anonymous says:

      I am dumbfounded why everyone is discussing everything and anything related to the Dump, but not what it is doing and will continue doing for decades to people’s health, to health of those who isn’t even born yet. To health of children who attend international school.
      Guys, you can’t all be that ignorant. I mean some comments are down right retarded, but there got to be more people who are able to see and understand that health of the entire population of Grand Cayman is in jeopardy. Yet, nobody but 8:34 had said a word.
      Yeah, they now promise to cap it, after being exposed internationally and everyone if not exactly happy, feeling some sort of relief. But the truth of the matter is that neither capping nor WtE would stop detrimental effects of the Dump. In fact, it would make things worse.
      Mr.Dart, your savior, is not a magician to remediate the Dump so it would stop being a health hazard. Even if he wanted, it is simply impossible.

      • Anonymous says:

        I think people realize the effects that the dump is causing. I find your use of the word “retarded” to be offensive– go look up why that’s a word nobody should use when describing people.
        Everyone wants the dump dealt with, period. Obviously we see the risks. Question is 8:48, what are YOUR solutions to the problem????

      • Anonymous says:

        THIS comment right here. 8:48pm
        I have been saying this same thing for years. But who listens to common sense around here?

      • Anonymous says:

        8:48 you are dead wrong here. Capping is the best solution for this particular dump

    • Anonymous says:

      The emissions will probably be cleaner than what your vaping.

  17. Anonymous says:

    Talk talk talk talk. All unna good for.

  18. Anonymous says:

    Yes, the old sweep under rug ploy.

  19. Anonymous says:

    Will be great to see the definition of this by the God almighty Alden.
    2020 or 2021 let’s see

  20. Anonymous says:

    If the current dump is to be capped then does that mean the dump will be moved from its present location? Doesn’t capped imply no additional refuse added to the trash pile?

    • Anonymous says:

      That’s it !!! First the airport redevelopment then the Cruise Piers, followed by John Gray High School redevelopment and now the dump fixed
      Pack up the shop Opposition its all over

    • Anonymous says:

      Do not worry about anything as Mr. Dart’s organization will take care of everything. They are the best and be grateful for Mr. Dart.

    • Anonymous says:

      Yes. As of Jan 1 trash is going to be dumped into Georgetown Harbour to begin filling for the port. If we’re going to deliberately destroy the reef lets do it properly and cost effectively with trash!

    • Anonymous says:

      Yes it sure will. Olea sellling millon dollar homes next to a dump?? Come on people. Its going going gone to Bodden Town..

    • Anonymous says:

      Yes but it does imply there will be a significant additional charge for future garbage collection and tipping at the new trash pile. That’s really what everyone here should be considering. But wait for it, someone has to pay for this new infrastructure and it certainly won’t be Dart whose left holding the stick.

  21. J|) says:

    Where’s that one person who always comments “fix the dam dump” when you need them??

    • The gal says:

      Why one?

    • Anonymous says:

      That trouble maker is gone to find something else to start trouble about. He is sulking now because our great Unity Team Government is getting so many things done that it has overwhelmed all the haters and spreaders of false news.
      Thank you Honorable Premier – build our much needed new port!

      • Anonymous says:

        troublemaker? How come?
        Keep sucking up to your ” Honorable Premier”.

        • Anonymous says:

          You are an ungrateful spewer of fake news and hatred. Our duly elected goverment is doing a fantastic job, just that your kind can not get what they want so you try to derail our leaders. Thank goodness they are wiser than all you and your cohorts. Thank you Unity Team! Build our port!

          • Anonymous says:

            5:28 and 5:21… where’s the eye roll emoji? Our duly elected gov’t doing a fantastic job? Why not crawl back under that heap of trash you obviously live under if you think that! How naive can you be?!!

    • Anonymous says:

      We are everywhere

    • Anonymous says:

      FIX THE DUMP. show don’t tell. 🙂

    • Anonymous says:

      Ummm – they are not fixing it – they are covering it over. Wheres all the new trash going to go? No incinerator, no new site. I guess somewhere else on the same George Town site – also not lined – just a pile. Can kicked down the road, and the current pile prettified. Lipstick on a pig.

  22. Anonymous says:

    Most comments to the NYTimes article are retarded. One has to live in the CI to see the entire picture.

    • Anonymous says:

      Are you saying what The NY Times is saying about Dart is retarded?
      Please fill us in on the entire picture which you clearly have.

      • Anonymous says:

        Failing New York Times. #fakenews

      • Anonymous says:

        THE comments on the article, from people who don’t live in Grand Cayman and who believe it is Paradise and the Dump is just an invisible nuisance.

        NOT what NYTimes is saying about Dart. I have no comments about Dart. I simply don’t know what his long-term agenda is, especially with 50 story tower. He is not a fool, that is for sure.

  23. Anonymous says:

    Out of sight out of mind wins the day in Cayman. Hello polluted ground water.

  24. Anonymous says:

    Lipstick on a pig. Fix the dump Joey!

  25. Anonymous says:

    Of DOE doesn’t care then I’ll continue to fly tip my rubbish.

  26. Anonymous says:

    But capping it will not prevent it from continuing to seep into the North Sound FOREVER!!!
    Seeping into the ground of the surrounding land radiating out for almost a mile or more..

    Yeah. Just cover it up. No one will notice. Build some mountain bike trails and make sure you put some vent holes in it..

    • Anonymous says:

      i hate the dump…but this was investigated….no damaging leeching into north sound.
      stop the fake news. lets stick to facts.

    • Anonymous says:

      This is my understanding also. Capping only works if the garbage is not already in the ground water. Hope Im wrong.

    • Anonymous says:

      You do realise that if you were to try and remove what is there, decades of inert toxins would become active again and present a far worse environmental threat to the North Sound, right?

      • Anonymous says:

        9:20am Do you realize that this done all the time so why not here. Do you want to wait until the toxins leech into the North Sound. Out of sight out of mind right!

      • Deirdre Billes says:

        Well….. actually….. careful, professional Dump Mining is a possibly viable source of feedstock for a W2E plant… in addition to our current waste stream.

        I believe Cayman should be hiring a land mining firm and we should have already had a W2E plant built at the current land fill site. – preferably with a Plasma Gasificaiton system, but at least with a really efficient Incinerator..

        Cayman could afford it, and could have already had this in place if the silly folks in decision making positions had done any real thought or research in to the matter and placed this as the priority it truly is.

        • Anonymous says:

          They could afford, but too dumb and cheap to do it right.

        • Not a Dartainian says:

          Not if the dump has been frequently burning underground for 20 years. Do you know about the calorific value of pyrolised municipal waste? Bet you can’t find a specific article about that and the dump in Cayman in Google.

          Google is great but it doesn’t do field studies, it’s only suited to your desktop study banter. A sage word of advice, you can’t always transplant a solution from another place and have be your silver bullet here, or elsewhere for that matter.

  27. Anonymous says:

    DoEH recognize your limitations. Get out of the commercial garbage business. The renting & emptying of skips, and grabber truck services should be turned over to private (competitive) businesses as quickly as possible.
    Focus your equipment & manpower on household garbage collection.

    • Anonymous says:

      It is one of the vital functions of every government. The fact that they can’t perform its functions but continue being overcompensated should bother you. In private sector you get fired for being unable and or unwilling to perform Your duties.

    • Anonymous says:

      They must get out of education first.

  28. nauticalone says:

    Progress with this and meaningful long term traffic solutions are indeed painfully slow!

    • Anonymous says:

      Not sure the delay in driving in and out from the East at rush hour is a priority for Mr Dart, or will matter much at all to him until he starts to develop properties out there. But the fact you can now see the top of Mount Trashmore from ground level at Camana bay certainly is. He need to sell the new development next to CIS, and his planned 10 story residential tower next to the new Fosters, and all those houses he is going to build on Britannia’s golf course. To say nothing of the 50 story tower. He wants that mound grassed over. He owns this government as well as the majority of he real estates and non financial services businesses. What he wants, he gets. That’s why they are going to grass over the dump first, before building the waste to energy plant.

  29. Anonymous says:

    So Mount Trashmore is going to be preserved forever by being capped? I thought we were going to burn it all and start over. What is the point of installing waste to energy and sealing away all the waste?

    • Anonymous says:

      Did you just climb out from under a rock? Your ignorance is mind blowing.

    • BeaumontZodecloun says:

      Capping is not mitigation. Moreover, capping in many other locations has lead to dangerous and explosive gas buildup, sometimes with disastrous results. Capping does zero for leeching and contamination of the water lens/groundwater.

      Capping temporarily makes a nasty-looking area appear better to look at; they can even plant on top of it, and it will grow.

      Capping, because short-term solutions is what we [sometimes] do best.

    • Anonymous says:

      Because it wasn’t separated and wasn’t sealed, its wet to the point where it would take more energy to dry it to a point where it could be used in for energy generation than you get from burning it -and contains dangerous materials. The waste to energy plant idea is for new waste – to stop a new Trashmore growing – but to work it has to rely on the waste being screened first.

  30. Anonymous says:

    Such a shame that it took a news article in an international paper for this…. but anyway. Back to sleep.

    • Boris says:

      Read in the Royal Gazette a couple of days ago, that the Cadets from Bermuda are ready to come to Cayman to train the locals. There were also a lot of negative comments posted by Bermudians, one in particular referred to mount trashmore, saying that “Caymanians were drowning in their own shit, while believing they were superior to other jurisdictions in the region”. Along with the US article yesterday, prompted our unity team to respond quickly. I guess by 2021 the dump will be green and they will campaign on having fixed the dump and get voted back in by the political ignorant Caymanians.

  31. Anonymous says:

    Strange coincidence with NYTimes article.

  32. Anonymous says:

    Read this in the Compass earlier and damn near ruptured myself laughing about it.

    This is not Chernobyl. You cannot simply put a lid over it to seal it in because the dump is an active chemical and biological threat. It will continue to generate heat and gases like methane for decades. You cap it and and one day it will go BANG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Then we’ll all be up to our ears in s***.

    As for the target date for sorting this out? That’s been steadily shifting year by year for at least the last decade. Fact is nobody has any idea what the solution is.

    • Anonymous says:

      That’s why they vent methane off in properly capped dumps.

      • Anonymous says:

        For you to inhale

      • Anonymous says:

        Don’t mind him; he’s watched too many Marvel movies.

      • Anonymous says:

        And you think this will done properly?

      • BeaumontZodecloun says:

        Yes, and vadose zone monitoring, deepwell monitoring, time-weighted air monitoring and integration of all that data into a meaningful monitoring report.

        Does that sound like anything which we would do at all, let alone do well? All of those things are driven by regulation, of which we have little in this arena.

  33. Anonymous says:

    Thank you Dart, for finally doing something to ‘Fix the Dump’!

    • Anonymous says:

      Doing? Mitigating damage cause by NY Times article, which did not cover the atrocity in full, even selected photo is not reflecting the reality.

    • Anonymous says:

      Have you always been an a$$ kisser? Waste management is one of the vital functions of every government. Stop being a beggar

  34. Anonymous says:

    Talk about damage control. NY Times article (and many, many more articles to come) will show the world the truth about Dart and his minions.

    • Anonymous says:

      Not Dart, but “myopic and xenophobic” CIG and its plebes.

    • Anonymous says:

      don’t blame dart….he wants to fix it.

    • Anonymous says:

      Yeah, like the dump problem is Dart’s fault and not three decades of failed political leadership. This is so typical – rewrite history and blame the evil expat for all the ills of society. If it’s not Dart, it’s the Jamaicans. Or American television. Or the snobby British attorneys. Or those damn Canadian accountants who only like to hang out with each other. Or, of course, the gays.

      • BeaumontZodecloun says:

        No, it’s our fault not Dart’s that we are where we are in this [lack of] process, however Dart/Decco’s solution isn’t anywhere near a “fix”, but a cosmetic covering.

  35. Anonymous says:

    Cap (most of) the dump – THEN – sign contract – THEN – begin to put in place the systems and facilities to handle the waste. Riiight. What could go wrong with doing things in that order? (And that’s without adding the last step of ‘mine & remediate existing dump, which you previously capped’.)

  36. Anonymous says:

    garbage update.
    typical do-nothing ppm

  37. Anonymous says:

    I guess Mo and Al are in a hurry to entomb some secrets in the “main mound”?

    • Anonymous says:

      Shredding works just fine. The every four year windfall for those companies is not that far around the corner.

  38. Anonymous says:

    Next year? Our people are dying now Joey!

  39. Anonymous says:

    I’m sure the timing of this non-update has nothing to do with today’s scathing NYT article on Daddy Dart:

    • Anonymous says:

      I was waiting for international exposure of CIG dirty big secrets. The author said too little, unfortunately. Based on comments the readers did not get the full picture.

      • Anonymous says:

        It’s a start to be sure. I’m quite certain that the island will be crawling with journalists looking for more now. If the dump is in that state, what else is there to be found?

        Missing people

        Animal abuse

        Toxic beaches

        Medical waste out for days


        Human rights ignored


        Corrupt realtors

        The list goes on….

    • Anonymous says:

      Not a coherent article, but opens a curtain on Paradise’ dirty secrets.

  40. Eye Rolls and Slow Claps... says:

    Wow CIG {insert slow clap here}
    “Although negotiations have taken longer than initially anticipated, the extended consultation period is not unusual for contracts of this scale and complexity,” the ministry stated.

    Really now? After TWO YEARS, absolutely NOTHING has been agreed upon? Okay, whatever. You know what CAN be agreed upon in the meantime? A NEED FOR BANNING SINGLE USE PLASTICS… CUTLERY, STRAWS, PLASTIC BAGS, and even STYROFOAM (yea Daddy Dart, that’s correct! Your ancestors invention is plaguing our country, the globe in fact– and needs to be banned!) Cut the BS CIG!!!!! We see through it. Start dumping the trash at the base of Mt. Trashmore, just expand the toxic area for another few years til you decide to get this done. {eye rolls here}

    Enough with your crap. Seems ironic how all of a sudden you and Decco decide on this, just make the headlines while all this Cruise Berthing Port business is going on. I guess that means you’re hearing our cries…. JUST FIX THE DUMP!! This tiny step won’t change our minds, we still need to vote NO on Dec 19th and VOTE YOU ALL OUT for the next election!

  41. Anonymous says:

    Fix the damn dump!

  42. Anonymous says:

    Only in Cayman. After a two year delay, the solution is to stop piling the garbage on top, let’s now pile it up around the sides. Sad, sad sad………………

    • Anonymous says:

      Stuff around the sides isn’t visible to Camana Bay.

    • Say it like it is says:

      1.48pm Exactly. The new piles around the capped site will grow into another big one – all this talk about “waste management” is garbage in the sky,it will never happen. The dump must be closed and relocated.

      • BeaumontZodecloun says:

        NOT relocated. Mitigated in situ — on site. To move it would be a worse threat to the health and safety of nearby residents than to mine and mitigate it.

        I gave you a thumbs up, though, for your general idea. Please consider pushing the ideal of mitigating on site. WTE has come a very long way in the last ten years. We can do it collectively if we insist upon it happening, and insist that it is the MOST important thing of our time.

        “Fix the damn dump” person(s), this is your place to reinforce (again).

  43. Anonymous says:

    We have heard this before………..still waiting…….. will believe it when I see it.

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